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Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

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Bebeto Matthews/AP

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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CDC/NIAD

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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